Apple and Microsoft have had their own retail stores for quite awhile now. Google is finally joining them, and it's about time. The company behind Chromebooks, Nexus gadgets and Android, the most popular mobile operating system in the world, finally has a shop in the real world that customers can visit.
But, it's more than just a retail store. The first Google Shop, located inside a Currys PC World retail location in London, is more like a high-tech theme park. The location features an area where users can test out Google's offerings and even has a virtual graffiti wall where customers can use Google Doodle to create their own art and share it on social media sites.
There’s also a dedicated Chromecast Pod area, where would-be customers can trial Google Play Movies, YouTube, and other Google content that can be beamed to the big screen using its portable HDMI dongle.
Google is also planning on hosting coding camps for kids in the future and also offering technology classes for visitors to help them learn more about hot tech topics like cybersecurity.